An Economic Perspective on Carbon Neutrality at the University of Michigan

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Professor Michael R. Moore and Assistant Professor Samuel Stolper
Friday, January 31, 2020 - 11:30am to 12:50pm
Pendleton Room, 2nd Floor, Michigan Union
Event Sponsor: 
School for Environment and Sustainability

U-M has a stated goal of reaching carbon neutrality.
The question is: How and When?

Michael R. Moore, Professor of Environmental Economics, and Samuel Stolper, Assistant Professor and Environmental and Energy Economist, assess several possible emission-reduction projects to demonstrate certain principles related to CO2 abatement costs. They make recommendations on how the university can cost-effectively set an ambitious time path for achieving carbon neutrality within the next five years.

  • Abatement costs vary substantially; some projects are quite expensive, others are quite cheap.
  • Scale matters; large-scale renewable projects are much cheaper than small-scale projects like rooftop solar.
  • Location matters; solar projects in the southern United States are much cheaper than those in the north.

Join Professor Michael R. Moore and Assistant Professor Samuel Stolper for a presentation and discussion.
They welcome your ideas!

Please RSVP.

(lunch is NOT provided).
This event is free and open to the public.

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